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Public Management Reform and Innovation : Research, Theory, and Application.

Author: H George Frederickson; Jocelyn Johnston
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2015.
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Leading scholars present the most complete, as well as the most advanced, treatment of public management reform and innovation available. The subject of reform in the public sector is not new; indeed, its latest rubric, reinventing government, has become good politics. Still, as the contributors ask in this volume, is good politics necessarily good government? Given the growing desire to reinvent government, there  Read more...
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Frederickson, H. George.
Public Management Reform and Innovation : Research, Theory, and Application.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H George Frederickson; Jocelyn Johnston
ISBN: 9780817389215 0817389210
OCLC Number: 898100930
Description: 1 online resource (385 pages)
Contents: Introduction / H. George Frederickson; I. Theories and Concepts of Reform, Innovation, and Intervention in Public Management; 1. One Hundred Theories of Organizational Change: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly / Lawrence B. Mohr; 2. Theoretical Foundations of Policy Intervention / Janet A. Weiss ; 3. Do Goals Help Create Innovative Organizations? / Robert D. Behn; 4. Innovation by Legislative, Judicial, and Management Design: Three Arenas of Public Entrepreneurship / Nancy C. Roberts. II. Reengineering, Reform, and Innovation as Design Science: The Roles of Institutions and Political Contexts5. Where's the Institution? Neoinstitutionalism and Public Management / Karen G. Evans and Gary L. Wamsley ; 6. Assessing Public Management Reform with Internal Labor Market Theory: A Comparative Assessment of Change Implementation / Lois R. Wise and Per Stengard; 7. Good Budgetary Decision Processes / Patrick D. Larkey and Erik A. Devereux; 8. Implementing Mission-Driven, Results-Oriented Budgeting / Fred Thompson and Carol K. Johansen. III. The Management of Innovation and Reform: Organizational and Bureaucratic Factors9. The Pain of Organizational Change: Managing Reinvention / Patricia W. Ingraham and Vernon Dale Jones; 10. Institutional Paradoxes: Why Welfare Workers Cannot Reform Welfare / Marcia K. Meyers and Nara Dillon; 11. Contracting In: Can Government Be a Business? / Eric Welch and Stuart Bretschneider; IV. Politics, Governance, Reform, and Innovation; 12. Interest Groups in the Rule-Making Process: Who Participates? Whose Voices Get Heard? / Marissa Martino Golden. 13. Dialogue between Advocates and Executive Agencies: New Roles for Public Management / Linda Kaboolian14. Reinventing Government: Lessons from a State Capital / Frances S. Berry, Richard Chackerian, and Barton Wechsler; Conclusion / Jocelyn M. Johnston; Contributors; Index.

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Leading scholars present the most complete, as well as the most advanced, treatment of public management reform and innovation available. The subject of reform in the public sector is not new; indeed, its latest rubric, reinventing government, has become good politics. Still, as the contributors ask in this volume, is good politics necessarily good government? Given the growing desire to reinvent government, there are hard questions to be asked: Is the private sector market model suitable and effective when applied to reforming public and governmental organizations? What are the major polit.

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